> The Bluecoat
The Bluecoat is the oldest Grade 1 listed building in central Liverpool and re-opened in March 2008, after a £14.5m redevelopment, as a major landmark on the UK map of contemporary culture. The Bluecoat uses its spaces to showcase talent across all creative disciplines including visual art, music, literature, dance and live art and is a hub for new talent, providing studio spaces for artists within a unique creative community.
Surrounding the front courtyard and the garden, independent retailers offer beautifully designed, hand-made gifts.You can grab an illy coffee, a Jing leaf tea, sandwiches and soup from Espresso in the Hub, or located on the first floor, Upstairs at the Bluecoat offers locally produced, seasonal food together with a great wine list and children’s menu.
They are situated in the centre of Liverpool, just behind Church Street, down Church Alley and in front of Liverpool ONE. You can enter the building via the front courtyard off School Lane, or through the garden at the back off College Lane.
The Bluecoat is open every day except 25, 26 December and 1 January.
General building & Tickets and Information
Mon 8.00am - 6.00pm
Tue - Sat 8.00am - 10.00pm
Sun 10.00am - 6.00pm
Open daily 10.00am - 6.00pm (closed during exhibition changeovers)